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Certain Glial Cells Appear to Help Prevent Muscle Fatigue
Certain Glial Cells Appear to Help Prevent Muscle Fatigue
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
The flow of calcium and potassium ions keeps muscles contracting in the diaphragms of neonatal mice, but if a key protein receptor is missing, fatigue sets in more quickly.
Infographic: Getting Synapses Ready to Fire
Infographic: Getting Synapses Ready to Fire
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
A new study reveals more about the role of specialized Schwann cells at junctions between neurons and muscle cells.
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2018
Alterations to a protein involved in breathing may help explain some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, a study finds.
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2018
Lab-grown muscle stem cells from mice mimic the formation of muscle fibers in vivo. 
Dogs with Duchenne Treated with Gene Therapy
Dogs with Duchenne Treated with Gene Therapy
Diana Kwon | Jul 25, 2017
Researchers restored muscle function in animals with muscular dystrophy.
Image of the Day: Transformers
Image of the Day: Transformers
The Scientist Staff | Feb 10, 2017
These facial muscle cells were genetically reprogrammed into beating heart cells.
Viral Protein Boosts Muscle Mass in Male Mice
Viral Protein Boosts Muscle Mass in Male Mice
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2016
An endogenous retrovirus that supports placenta formation in females also helps male mice build muscle, according to a study.
Proprioceptive Receptors
Proprioceptive Receptors
Simon Gandevia, Uwe Proske | Aug 31, 2016
Feedback from muscle spindles and tendon organs provides information about where our bodies are in space and whether or not they are moving.
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Jeff Biernaskie, Sarthak Sinha, Waleed Rahmani | Jun 30, 2016
The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.